Golf is my other passion. I enjoy the ambience of the golf courses..the scenery, greenery, fairways, trees, flowers, water bodies, the open air .. and the company of golf buddies and the competition. I cherish the friendship developed over four hours of leisurely walk during each round in the golf course. I have made some very dear friends in the golf courses around the world.
I am a member of Delhi Golf Club and DLF Golf Club, Gurgaon
Some pictures of DLF club
I play during my travels and sometimes travel for golf. I have played in many golf courses in the various cities of India as well as during my postings in Argentina, Venezuela, Brazil, USA, Mauritius and Libya.
Argentina, which was my last posting, is a paradise for golfers. There are about 100 courses in and around Buenos Aires itself. I organised four India Cup golf tournaments in Jockey Club ( the most prestigious club of Argentina in which I was a member ) in November 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2012 as part of the Festivals of India.
Following are the courses I have played in Argentina
1. Jockey Club Argentino,2 Hindu Club,3 Mayling Club de Campo,4 Golf Club de José Jurado,5 Los Largartos,6 Everlinks Club de Golf,7 Martindale,8 CUBA (Club Universitario de Buenos Aires),9 Club Argentino,10 San Diego,11 La Colina,12 Cardales Country Club,13 Las praderas de Luján,14 Pilar Golf Club,15 San Isidro,16 San Andrés, 17 Newman, 18 Cabeza de Caballo Golf, 19 Club Atlético Lomas, 20 Club Hebraica, 21 Nordelta, 22 Estudiantes de La Plata Golf Club, 23 Pacheco Golf Club, 24 Sierra de los padres golf club, 25 Buenos Aires Golf Club, 26 Estancia Pilar, 27 Campo Municipal, 28 General San Martin Golf Club, 29 Abril Country Club, 30 Orquedia Golf club, 31 Hurlingham Club, 32 Club Náutico, 33 Los Pinguinos, 34 San Eliseo Golf & Country Club, 35 El Nacional Club de Campo, 36 Ranelagh Golf Club, 37 Highland Park, 38 Tortugas Country Club, 39 Olivos Golf Club, 40 Lobos Golf Club
Other cities in Argentina
41 Llao Llao Golf Club Bariloche, 42 Los Acantilados, Mar del Plata, 43 Amancay Golf Club, San Juan, 44 Salta Polo Club, 45 El Paso Golf Club, Santa Fe, 46 Arelauquen Golf & Country Club, 47 Potrerillos, Córdoba, 48 Jockey Club, Tucumán, 49 Tandil Golf Club, 50 Chapelco, 51 La Cumbre Golf Club, Córdoba, 52 Thermas Golf Club, Rosario de la Frontera, 53 Valle de Tandil Golf Club, 54 Rosario Golf Club, 55 Villa Allende, Córdoba, 56 Rio Cuarto Golf Club, 57 San Nicolás Golf Club, 58 Mar del Plata, Playa Grande, 59 Cariló Golf Club, 60 Club de Campos - Mendoza, 61 Campo Timbó, Rosario, 62 San Luis Golf Club, 63 Pinamar Golf Links, 64 Salta Jockey Club, 65 Kentucky Club de Campo, Rosario
I had played 9 holes in Ranelagh golf course with this Argentine legend Roberto Vicenzo.. Even at his old age, he beat me in long drive…
I played a snow golf tournament in Ushuaia on 14 August 2010
More on this in my blog
Golf in Latin America
have played golf in many countries of Latin America and in almost all the golf courses in Brazil and Venezuela during my stay in 1996-2003. I got an albatross in a golf tournament at the Puerto la Cruz golf course in Venezuela.
Asuncion Golf club, Yacht and Golf Club, Centenario club, Club de Carlos Franco
Punta Carrretas club, El Cerro, Cantegrill, Club del Lago, La Barra - Punta de Leste
Other countries where I have played includes Colombia, Chile, Dominican Republic ( in the famous The teeth of the Dog and Dye Fore clubs), Mexico, Cuba, Honduras, Panama, Bolivia ( Santa Cruz club), Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Peru and Cuba (Varadero)
Rest of the world
Japan, Sri Lanka, Thailand, USA, France, Switzerland, Mauritius ( I won the Gymkhana Club Championship in 1988) and Libya ( where I learnt golf), Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Nairobi and Switzerland,
I have played in about 90 golf course in New York, New Jersey and the east coast of USA during my posting in NewYork 1993-96.
Delhi Golf Club and DLF Golf Club, Gurgaon are my home courses. Earlier I used to be member of Air Force Golf Club and Army Golf Club.
Delhi Golf Club is famous for the peacocks..
I play in the other course in Gurgaon, Delhi and Noida once in a while.
I have played in Bangalore(Eagleton, KGA, Clover Green, Prestige Golfshire and Bangalore Golf club ), Calcutta ( RCGC and Tollygange), Chennai ( Cosmos and Guindy, Mumbai (US club, Royal Palm, Wellingdon), Pune (Pune club, Oxford and Amby Valley), Ooty golf course, Kodaikanal golf course, Trichy (12 hole army course) Naldera course near Shimla, Coimbatore golf course, Hyderabad( Bolaram course), Trivandrum golf course, Jodhpur ( airforce course), Srinagar (Royal Spring Course) and Pahalgam golf course, Ahmedabad ( Kalhar Greens, Kensville Golf club and the Army Course), Mysore (Maharaja Wadiyar Club and Eagleburg club) and Shillong Golf Club
Met Cabrera at a ProAm in Cordoba, who has won US Open and the Masters.